I raise you Karel Gott...Communist Czechoslovakia's combination of Elvis and Engelbert Humperdink. My ex and hundreds of thousands of girlies her age and older used to flick their coffee beans over this bloke. It has to be said he is pretty talented, not just as a singer but an artist as well.
Edited to add...if you listen to the lyrics you can see why this 'Western decadence' passed the censors. Anti - communist artistes, writers and intellectuals got very good at getting round an openly oppressive regime. That's why there isn't much open oppression around these days, the lesson was learned. Plying the plebs with toys, booze, food ( in a laughable sense) and leisure works faaar better and creates willing fucktards. Just look around you.
That crowd reminds me of Britain in lockdown, but not one of them is aware of it.